Where is the Bid Room and how can I contact the Bid Room?

One Ashburton Place, 1st floor, Room 107
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 727-4003
Fax: (617) 727-5514
E-Mail:  bidroom.dcamm@state.ma.us
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Where does DCAMM advertise?
DCAMM advertises in the State Central Register, online at www.commbuys.com  and in newspapers. Link to DCAMM Construction Opportunities listed on this website.

How can I get a copy of plans and specifications for advertised Construction projects?
DCAMM does not mail out plans and specifications to bidders. Messengers and other types of pick-up and delivery services are the agent of the bidder and DCAMM assumes no responsibility for delivery or receipt of the documents. Bidders are encouraged to take advantage of rotating credit plans and the specifications blanket deposit bond program to encourage the easy accessibility of documents to contractors.

If you are using Federal Express or other courier services of your choice, you must mail your deposit and include a request for mailing and include your account number.  For instructions, please contact the Bid Room.

What are the Bid Room Hours?
Bid Room Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

What form of deposit is required to obtain copies of bid documents?
No personal checks or cash can be accepted as deposits. The bidding documents may be examined in DCAMM's Bid Room and copies obtained by depositing a company check or money order payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Refunds will be made to those returning the documents in satisfactory condition within 10 days after the opening of the general bid.

Who can bid on DCAMM projects?
Every General Bidder must be certified by DCAMM for the category of work and for no less than the bid price plus alternates of the project being bid.

Contractors wishing to submit filed sub-bids on public building projects must first be certified by the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance ("DCAMM") for that sub-bid trade, showing that the Sub-Bidder has been approved to bid on projects of the category of work required. Every Filed Sub-Bidder must submit with each filed sub-bid, a Filed Sub-Bidder Certificate of Eligibility and a fully completed Sub-Bidder Update Statement.

For information on how to become certified by DCAMM, see the DCAMM Contractor Certification Forms and Instructions page.

For Chapter 30 projects, DCAMM Certification does not apply.

How are bids received?
All bids will be received at the Office of the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance, Room 107, 1st Floor, One Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108. Bids will be accepted no later than the time specified below and will be publicly opened and read aloud. Any bid received after the time and date specified will not be considered.

(a) Sealed bids for the general contract submitted on a form furnished
by the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance will be received not later than 2 p.m. Eastern
Standard Time or Eastern Daylight Time, whichever is in effect in the
Commonwealth on the date of the bid.

(b) Sealed bids for filed sub-bids submitted on a form furnished by the
Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance will be received before 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard
Time or Eastern Daylight, whichever is in effect in the Commonwealth
on the date of the bid.

Is a bid bond required?
Each general bid proposal and each sub-bid for the trade specified must be accompanied by a bid deposit in the form of a bid bond, in cash, a certified, treasurer's or cashier's check issued by a responsible bank or trust company payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in the amount of 5% of the general bid or sub-bid amount including all alternates, if applicable.

How can Planholders list be obtained?
Planholders lists can either be faxed (fax number (617) 727-5514) or e-mailed (bidroom.dcamm@state.ma.us).

Bid Results?
Bid Results may be obtained by calling the Bid Room (617) 727-4003

  • General Bid Results after 3:00 pm on the day of bid opening
  • Filed Sub-Bids after 12:00 pm the day after the opening

Please contact the DCAMM Bid Room for further information at (617) 727-4003.

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